A man's marriage suffers when he pretends to be a bachelor while promoting "his" best-selling book about married life (actually written by an eccentric professor) in order to pay off a debt to a gangster.
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly ... See full summary »
The Trial of Mary Dugan is a 1941 American drama,thriller film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and written by Bayard Veiller. The film stars Laraine Day, Robert Young, Tom Conway, Frieda ... See full summary »
Jane Budden, a country girl goes to the big city, determined to find and marry a wealthy man. Instead, she meets and marries Hiram Maxim, a struggling inventor. After their marriage, his ... See full summary »
This film received its initial USA telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 18 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in New Haven CT 14 January 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Cincinnati 15 January 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), in Philadelphia 12 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Altoona PA 24 February 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Seattle 28 February 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Chicago 1 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 20 April 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9) and in Norfolk VA 6 May 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3); in San Francisco it was first seen Monday 21 December 1959 on KGO-TV (Channel 7); its earliest documented telecast in New York City presently stands at Saturday 18 May 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
When Dr. Grauer goes to take his medicine, which Luise has brought him, he first had the bottle in his left hand, pouring it into a spoon in his right. However in the next closer shot, the spoon and bottle have switched hands. See more »
Before the paternalism and the pipe, Robert Young played charming, rich wastrels and heavy-drinking womanizers, all charming and sympathetic. MGM put him in quality B+ productions of which this is one, a light romantic comedy that borders on screwball with Young the screwy one. He is in top form, as is the entire excellent cast. MGM's typical blitheful avoidance of little old WWII, alluded to twice in jest, as the setting shifts from wartime England to Switzerland to transatlantic liner is a big downer. That and supposed-to-be-funny-but-never-is Arthur Treacher in a small role. Oh, and the whole lame and overworked premise that honest work will cure Young of his scalawag ways, though it provides Annabella material for her one and only laugh in the finale. It's big enough to keep you happily laughing as the end credits appear.
Incidentally, how many movie feature musical numbers with zithers. The Third Man, of course, and Sunnyside Up with Janet Gaynor (an extremely great movie musical moment) and this movie (not so memorable).
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